13 January 2014

Yusef Lateef in Europe 1971

To commemorate Yusef Lateef, who died 23. december 2013 at the age of 93, here are three concerts from Europe in 1971. In fact, not only from the same year, but on three consecutive nights! I don't think we have done anything like this on the blog before, so this is a rare opportunity to catch the artist at work over a short, but intense period of time. The first two were in Germany and the last one in the Netherlands. All three were broadcast on radio, taped from there and uploaded to the Dime torrent site.

All solid grooves here and blue notes all around. Nothing to scare the chickens, just persistent, dependable musicianship! To be enjoyed unreservedly!

Yusef Lateef

(1) Bremen, Germany Lila Eule 1971-10-20

02 Lowland Lullaby (Albert Heath)
 05 band intro
06 -fades out-

min 52:47

 Nordwestradio Globale Dorfmusik Live 2013-01-04


Hamburg, Germany October 21, 1971

01. Out Of Nowhere
02. Untitled
03. Habibi
04. Yesterdays/I'll Remember April


Davenport Jazz Festival
Restaurant/Zaal Groenendaal,
Doetinchem (The Netherlands) October 22, 1971 "sort of" *RESEED*

01. Broadcast introduction 1 (cut in) (0:51)
02. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) (11:44)
03. I'll Remember April (Don Raye, Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston) (9:14)
04. Broadcast presentation (0:20)
05. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You (Ned Washington, George Bassman) (13:00)
06. Broadcast presentation (0:18)
07. Broadcast introduction 2 (cut in) (0:07)
08. In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down (Don Raye, LeRoy Carr) (16:01)
09. Broadcast presentation (0:24)
10. Yusef's Mood (Yusef Lateef) (Broadcast outro (17:17)
xx. (title) (not included/broadcasted)
xx. (title) (not included/broadcasted)

Yusef Lateef - flute, oboe, tenorsax
Kenny Barron - piano
Bob Cunningham - bass
Albert 'Tootie' Heath - drums


kinabalu said...


Doug S. said...


wightdj said...

Wonderful share, thanks.

Andy said...

A very classy band indeed. Thanks very much kinabalu.

Andy said...

ps I had to play track 3 Bremen again immediately after. Super stuff.

Wallofsound said...

Most interesting.

Luis said...

Track 01 of Bremen 1971 is See See Rider.

SOTISE said...

Thank you K.. !

Ilario Rozen said...

many many thanks for this